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Stand or stay out of sight: NFL takes on anthem protesters

NFL Meetings Football-1

NFL owners approved a new policy Thursday aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem...

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US Gulf Coast prepares as Alberto brings wind, rain north

Tropical Weather

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida, Alabama and Mississippi launched emergency preparations ahead of the arrival of Subtropical Storm Alberto, a slow-moving system expected to cause wet misery across the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast over the holiday weekend. Heavy downpours were expected to begin...


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The Latest: US Gulf Coast braces for Alberto

Tropical Weather

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Subtropical Storm Alberto (all times local): 2;08 a.m. Florida, Alabama and Mississippi have launched emergency preparations ahead of the arrival of Subtropical Storm Alberto The slow-moving system is expected to cause wet misery across the eastern U.S....


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Venezuela releases US citizen after two years in Caracas prison

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Josh Holt, a U.S. citizen who had traveled to Venezuela to marry a woman he met online, was released on Saturday after two years in a Caracas jail and has returned to the United States. Holt, a Utah native, was released along with his wife, Thamy,...


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Avoiding photos of gun violence sanitizes the issue

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. You will want to look away when you see the photo, but Nardyne Jefferies hopes you won’t. She wants you to see the cut that exposes flesh and bone across the top of her beautiful 16-year-old daughter’s chest. She wants you to see the blood behind the ear of a girl who...


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'It's a cage': Outrage over school seclusion

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. In the photo, Gigi Daniel-Zagorites grips the edge of a small bookcase, her tilted head peering over. The bookcase and a cabinet barricade the 13-year-old in one corner of a classroom. Two women sit, backs turned. Months have passed since the moment in September when...


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Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 27, the 147th day of 2018. There are 218 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 27, 1968, the U.S. Supreme Court, in United States v. O’Brien, upheld the conviction of David O’Brien for destroying his draft card outside a Boston courthouse,...


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Glass panel falls, kills worker at skyscraper site

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has issued a stop work order at the construction site of one of Manhattan’s tallest skyscrapers after a large glass panel fell, killing a security guard and injuring a construction worker. The city’s Department of Buildings said work was banned and a violation issued...


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Teacher out of hospital after stopping school shooting

School Shooting Indiana

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana science teacher was released from a hospital a day after he was shot while tackling an armed student inside his classroom. Noblesville police Lt. Bruce Barnes confirmed Saturday that Jason Seaman was discharged from Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Republican...


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Monument honors famous WWI war dog Stubby

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A new monument in Connecticut honors service animals with a statue of one of the nation’s most famous war dogs. The sculpture, “Stubby Salutes,” was unveiled Saturday in Veterans Memorial Park in Middletown. Stubby was a Boston-terrier mix that traveled to Europe with a...


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Scouts honor veterans for Memorial Day with gravesite flags

Los Angeles Memorial Day

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of scouts have placed American flags on the graves of veterans in a ceremony ahead of Memorial Day. More than 6,000 children including Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts participated in the event Saturday at Los Angeles National Cemetery. Each scout placed a flag in...


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